My school has rolling admissions, so I may get a new advisory student at any time depending on my current caseload. A couple of weeks ago, I got a new student but had no paperwork that had followed him. I did the best I could to get him settled, but there was something… off about this young man. He talked a lot about hanging out in bars (he’s 18 but could pass for mid-20s) and picking up older women. It made me uncomfortable to work with him, especially with his tendency to get too physically close to me for my taste. I have a sizeable bubble of personal space, so I wrote that feeling off as my own discomfort. This student’s information came in this afternoon. His discipline report shows he was sent to an alternative school early last year after threatening sexual violence against two schoolmates. I can handle students with severe emotional disabilities, but this information accompanied by my already-activated Spidey Sense may make it difficult for me. I talked with my AP about this student, but she pointed out that since he made the threats, he has been in an alternative school that included counseling. Also, it has been over a year since the incident, so it cannot be used as a factor in his attendance here. Anyone have advice on how to handle working with this student? My AP has offered to switch him to another teacher (I’m the only female advisor), but I would have to work with this student anyway as his English teacher, so it’s kind of moot.